While all of the above are great items to have for beginners, the most important is your yoga mat. With a great yoga mat you will be able to:
The perfect yoga mat should be easy to carry, lightweight and comfortable. When it comes to choosing the right yoga mat, there are numerous of styles and options to choose from. Your mat choice will have to do with your need, preferences and budget. Some basic yoga mats include:
These are some of the different yoga mats you will find. A great choice is an eco-friendly mat that doesn’t allow moisture or germs to seep into the mat such as the Clever Yoga Premium Mat with ¼” thickness. If you are looking for more back support, a great option would be Reehut ½ inch Extra Thick High Density NBR Yoga mat. NBR mats are made of natural rubber unlike other PVC mats which are not. Also, for beginners, a thicker mat is a great way to introduce yourself to yoga before improving your flexibility and strength.
These are just two of many great yoga mats that are perfect for beginners. When choosing the right yoga mat, make sure that it is easy to clean and carry. You will be perspiration during any yoga or fitness workout and do not want your mat to store those germs. If you can’t afford a mat that’s moisture resistant, add a yoga towel over your mat. This will absorb your sweat and can be easily washed after each use. It will also prolong your yoga mats durability and usage.